What do Sleeps and Children with ADHD have in common from a medical standpoint?
Children that have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have a lot of trouble sleeping. This medical condition or disorder denies a child a good night’s deep sleep. Some of the time the children with ADHD are usually affected by snoring or sleep apnea or other sleeping disorders.
Medical studies show that 1/2 or 3/4 of ADHD children have abnormal sleep patterns or problems sleeping soundly. Some of the other sleeping disorders include: 1)Restless leg syndrome; 2) Periodic limb movement syndrome;3)Difficulty falling asleep; and 4)Difficulty staying asleep.
Parents may be able to offer some comforting remedies such as:
1)Creating a ritual for a good bedtime sleep;
2)A parent could make “a calm down session” part of a bedtime ritual;
3)A parent should unplug any electronics before their child’s bedtime;
4)Creating a bedtime environment that is very conducive for a child to fall asleep in;
5)Reserve a child’s bedroom and their bed for only sleeping and not playing;
6)Self-soothing encouragement; 7)No caffeine or sugar for the child;
8)Medical treatments if deemed necessary;
9)Make a sleeping and awake schedule for their ADHD child; and finally
10)Praise the child with ADHD for a successful good night sleep on a Sleepys mattress.
So, if a parent or someone that they may know has a child with ADHD, there is some hope for the children to get a good night’s sleep. Just try these simple methods first and then discuss ADHD other medical treatments with their pediatrician. For more information visit http://www.sleepys.com/en/info/FAQ/